Arsenal expected to 'part ways' with Granit Xhaka in midfield 'revamp' - expert
Kevin Campbell expects Granit Xhaka to leave Arsenal this summer if the right “opportunity” arises.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gunners and Everton striker suggested Mikel Arteta and Edu cash in on the 29-year-old and “revamp” their midfield.
Xhaka was a regular starter for Arsenal in the 2021-22 campaign.
However, according to the Mirror (11 June), the centre-midfielder could exit this summer amid interest from Bayer Leverkusen.
The Bundesliga side are said to want more experience in their midfield and have identified Xhaka as a potential solution.
Xhaka has two years remaining on his contract at the Emirates.
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When asked by Football Insider for his assessment of the Switzerland international’s future, Campbell said: “I think we will see a parting of the ways soon.
“Look, Xhaka had a very good season last season. But at the end of the day, Arsenal didn’t get it done.
“The midfield needs to be revamped. There needs to be more speed and goals injected into that midfield.
“The reliance on Granit Xhaka that Arsenal had has to go. There has to be enough midfielders there who can do a job.
“This is probably the last time we could get money for Xhaka realistically. He is an international player, a good player but the time has come.
“If an opportunity comes along I think they should move him on and get younger legs in there.”